Welcome to Lockhart Shire Council

Home of the True Country Spirit

Lockhart Shire nestles in the heart of the Riverina and is one of the regions most productive agricultural and pastoral areas. Of strong pioneering heritage and steeped in history, Lockhart Shire's main towns and villages include Lockhart, The Rock, Yerong Creek, Pleasant Hills and Milbrulong. Each community has it's own unique character and history, and the Shire offers visitors a relaxed country atmosphere steeped in history.

Lockhart is centrally situated 62km south-west of Wagga Wagga, 62km east of Narrandera and 105km north of Albury. The Rock is on the Olympic Highway 25km south of Wagga Wagga with Yerong Creek another 15km down the Highway.

Draft Policy on Exhibition

At the Council meeting held on 15 February 2021 a draft Policy 1.26 Naming of Roads, Bridges, Public Places and Buildings was presented.

The draft Policy may be inspected at Council’s office, 65 Green Street, Lockhart as well as at The Rock, Pleasant Hills and Yerong Creek Post Offices.

The policy may also be viewed on Council’s website at Council Policies, Plans and Reports.

Written submissions will be received up to 4pm on Thursday, 1 April 2021, in the following ways:
  • In Person: 65 Green Street, Lockhart
  • Mail: PO Box 21, Lockhart NSW 2656
  • Email: mail@lockhart.nsw.gov.au

All submissions received will be considered by Council prior to formal adoption of the policy.

Australia Day 2021

Patrick Clancy, Citizen of the Year, with the Deputy Prime Minister, The Hon Michael McCormack.
Australia Day Award winners with the Deputy Prime Minister and Mayor.

Lockhart Shire Council presented its 2021 Australia Day Awards at a presentation ceremony held at Yerong Creek on the morning of Australia Day.

The Lockhart Shire 2021 Citizen of the Year was presented by the Deputy Prime Minister, The Hon Michael McCormack MP, to Patrick (Rick) Clancy of Pleasant Hills. The Young Citizen of the Year is Annabelle Kingston from Tootool whilst Erin Hogan of The Rock was named Sportsperson of the Year.

Paul Flinn of Yerong Creek, Betty and James (Jim) Quee of Lockhart, Clinton Trevaskis of Lockhart and Margaret Vennell of The Rock were also recognised for their contribution to the community with an Australia Day Award.

Citizen of the Year

Patrick (Rick) Clancy

Rick has been a stalwart of the Pleasant Hills community for a period of time that stretches several decades. He has been:

  • President & Treasurer of the Pleasant Hills P&C
  • Member of the Pleasant Hills Hall Committee for 30 years
  • Member of the Pleasant Hills Bush Fire Brigade for 35 years
  • Member and Volunteer Barman of the Pleasant Hills Community Hotel
  • Member of the Lockhart Catholic Church Parish Council

He is described by his community as a good worker, outstanding citizen and role model for the community.